What Happened After My Script, “To The Stars,” Became a Sundance Film Festival Movie

2019 Recap: The Best of Times; Sprinkled with a Dash of Fear and Self-Loathing; and a Challenging Amount of Failure. So. A lot of great things happened for me this year. To look at my life from my Facebook page,

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When You’re Addicted to a Person, Embrace THIS to Break Free!

What Follows Is a Counter-Intuitive Approach to Stop Being Addicted to a Person Who Makes You Miserable I used to get miffed when “nice guys” who wanted to date me bitterly cried, “All women just want to date Bad Boys!”

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The Habit That Keeps You Feeling Like Crap!

I Did It Too! How To Change Bad Mental Habits! I always thought if I could just get a screenplay I’d written into production I’d feel happier, more fulfilled, more confident and like I could finally let go of the

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In Love, You Might Not Always Get What You Want

But Here’s a Quick Hack to Get What You Need … When we’re in “LOVE” with someone who consistently breaks our hearts and we stop to think about what WE need to be happy, it usually includes our LOVE OBJECT

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4 Ways “The Law of Attraction” Screws Up Your Life!

What is The Law of Attraction? Thought leader and cherubic badass Mark Manson defines it thusly: “Essentially, The Law of Attraction states that whatever consumes your thoughts is what you will eventually get in life. “So, if you think of all the

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Does Amy Schumer Need Sex Rehab? Are You Having Sex for the Right Reasons?

Ladies, I recently read Amy Schumer’s hilarious memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, which made me realize that when it comes to bad relationships we can’t just blame our childhoods. There are also … Hidden Cultural Beliefs that mess up our

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Do You Have a Fear of Happiness That’s Keeping It Away?

You Might Be Blocking Happiness and Not Even Know It! If you were raised in an unpredictable, volatile or drug-and-alcohol addicted home, you may have developed a Fear of Happiness. In my family of origin, I learned that happiness, fun

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One Simple Practice to Cut Through a Lifetime of Pain

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day … Breathwork Meditation & a Heretic Healer on tap. If you’re anxious, depressed, have a Monkey Mind, worry you’re not using the Law of Attraction correctly and are sending the Wrong Fucking

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How I Got 7x Faster at Forgiveness

Sometimes it feels really good to be pissed off at people. We can get really puffed up and indignant about their obviously assinine behavior …

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Giving Up Alcohol By Taking My Inventory

“Why do you drink? I wrote, “It relaxes me. It’s my reward at the end of the day. It’s … it’s … it’s …” Okay, this smacked of laziness …

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How to Pray 101. Hint: I Didn’t Learn It in Church

“I realize that when I pray, I assume I’m not perfect enough for God. I assume God disapproves of me, is disappointed in me …

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Brandon Lee, David Schwimmer, Michael Hutchence & The Coppolas Are All Here

Just when you thought the late-80s and early-90s were over. Shannon Colleary, wearing little more than a Bob Mackie rhinestone g-string and tiara, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it meant to be a struggling actress stage left while

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10 Myths About Sex and Romance

#6 The goal in lovemaking should be mutual orgasm. This is another myth spread by movies, where all couples seem to experience the height of pleasure at precisely the same time …

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11 Things in Your Kitchen Right Now That’ll Kill You!

Wheat is one of the deadliest foods that kill. It can give you “wheat belly;” making you bulbous and inflamed …

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Interpret My Dream: How it Changed My Life Forever

Excerpt: “Touching her is the worst part. She’s still warm. Her limp body is a rebuke as I press it to my chest, trying to comfort and revive her. A bottle of milk appears. I try to feed the kitten as my heart beats frantically in time with the words in my head, please don’t die, please don’t die, please don’t die.” Keep reading

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How to Change Careers in Midlife (My First Interview!! – Video)

Hello, Beauties I’ve shot and edited my first interview with dear friend Jeannine Chanin Penn, who has decided her 50s are the perfect time to pursue a long-denied passion for art. I’ll give you a small taste of what you’ll

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Does This Woman Look Trustworthy?

Hello Ninjas — I’m typing this while wearing nothing but stilettos and a smile … okay, I’m in my pajamas wearing reading glasses with oatmeal stains on my shirt. But I do have a cat ‘o nine tails whip an

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The Littlest Members of Women’s March Take on Donald Trump’s Misogyny

“Donald Trump on Women” gets 10k searches a day. Here’s why: Regarding the Women’s March in Los Angeles, the Facebook message passed around to thousands of Los Angeles moms said this: “If you’re taking your children to WomensMarchLA write your

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How Annette Bening Is Dangerously Radical

As I watched Bening portray Dorothea Fields in “20th Century Women,” (which should finally be her Oscar-winning role) a fresh, radical idea came to me …

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This Is the Sneaky Trait I’m Giving Up in 2017

What follows are three instances where my sneaky trait got me in trouble. See if you can guess what it is? The Bra Incident My acquaintance had incredibly large breasts. No, I did not touch them! Although I was curious to

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5 Things to Do in Cabo San Lucas

Be warned. These “5 Things to Do in Cabo” might render you a pariah to the indigenous folk, your family and all who know you.  1. Ignore the “Danger Don’t Swim” Signs at the Resort and Dive Into the Ocean

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Learn the Secrets to Korean Beauty From a Bonafide Rock Star! (Girl Band Nylon Pink)

Being an ordinary, humdrum white woman I tend to romanticize people of color and their culture. My black friend Lue had to tell me to stop fondling her hair. I didn’t realize white women annoy the crap out of black

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Benefits of Midlife Sex

“We’ve both gained a life ring around our middles; Eric’s lost his gorgeous hair and I’ve discovered hair in my nose …

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The Effects of Divorce on Children

How My Parents’ Divorce Turned Me Into Jason Bourne I Always Thought I’d Make a Good Spy. Like Jason Bourne, I’d speak fluent English, French, Russian, Dutch, German, Swedish, and Spanish; my other special skills would include hand-to-hand combat; a

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How My Grandma Took a Stand & Decided to Leave Her Church of 40 Years

This Story Is in Honor of National Grandparents Day & LBGT Rights In 1988 at the height of the AIDs epidemic and near-hysterical homophobia, my Aunt Barbara – who’d once been married to a Paul Newman lookalike — came out

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